While Brazilian waxing may seem like an innovative modern technique, the fact is that for thousands of years and in every part of the world, the removal of body hair has been used as a hygienic and beauty enhancement tool for men and women.
The “Roots” of Hair Removal
In some middle-eastern cultures, the removal of hair is known as an act of “Fitrah”. Total body hair removal has been documented in India going back to somewhere between 4000 BC and 3000 BC; and there is evidence that during the Middle Ages in Europe, crusaders returning from battle in the Middle East came home hairless, having adopted the custom from their interactions.
Despite the fact that the hairless style dates back so many centuries, Western cultures have generally been much slower to embrace “hairlessness”. Western women started using full body hair removal for cosmetic reasons in the 1940s, when the daring bathing suit styles revealed more skin than anyone outside a peep show had ever seen! Fashion changes have made lady waxing more and more popular throughout the worlds.
Full Body Hair Removal
In the Middle East where full body hair removal began, it is assumed that the custom originated as a way to as a way to keep fleas, lice and other parasites from congregating on the skin. Additionally, the heat of the climate made hair removal a way to stop strong body odor and increase overall comfort
In some regions, full body hair removal took on a religious meaning, as it was used ritually to symbolize purification and cleanliness. Both sexes participated in full body hair removal and had it done regularly every 40 days. It’s interesting to note that even now, waxing in order to get rid of body hair is recommended every four or five weeks, but primarily for cosmetic reasons.
Women are Tougher!
Predictably, the two sexes approached hair removal differently. While men relied on blades or razors (and possibly ointments that were early versions of depilatories), women didn’t shirk from more painful beauty techniques. Women used a primitive form of tweezers called volsella by the Egyptians, and threading, known in Arabic as khite and in Egyptian as fatlah.
The Story of Sugaring
The “sugaring” technique of hair removal – an early type of waxing – originated centuries ago in Egypt and is still used today. Sugaring uses a mix of sugar, lemon juice and water that is heated until it is a syrupy texture, then formed into ball and flattened directly onto the skin. When the mixture is stripped quickly off the skin, it pulls the hairs off for a clean, hairless result. This sugaring technique is used in many Mediterranean countries and known by the Arabic name halawa, which translates to “sweet.”
What are the Benefits of Sugaring?
When hair removal is accomplished using the sugaring technique, the hairless results last longer than most removal systems including shaving. The process is clean and hygienic, and is becoming increasingly popular as people discover the benefits:
• Sugaring is a safe and completely natural procedure
• Sugaring is 100% sanitary
• There is less pain and irritation from sugaring than from traditional waxing
• The sugar paste used for removal is warm, but never hot enough to cause discomfort or burn the skin
• Can remove hair shorter than waxing can
• With continued use there will be significant reduction in regrowth
• Helps improve the skin’s texture and tone
Your Sugaring Environment is Important
We pride ourselves on treating our clients with the utmost care and attention on providing sugaring in a relaxing, safe and private environment. Our estheticians are highly professional and focused on making your visit enjoyable. In this one-on-one environment, clients can be sure that all of their needs will be met.
Experience the Best
Sugaring is becoming the preferred hair removal procedure of a growing number of clients. So for a clean, painless way to remove unwanted hair from all parts of your body, give us a call or schedule an appointment online today. We’re positive you will be thrilled with how new and young your skin looks.